Active Transportation

This is our research page.   Here are links to federal and state legislation, policies, regulations and guidance.  Use these links to see what we are looking at that may influence active transportation in the region.

Below are presentations from the March 4, 2014 Toolbox Tuesday workshop on California Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding:

Toolbox Tuesday March 4, 2014 Workshop Agenda Agenda for the California ATP funding workshop

Toolbox Tuesday SCAG Programs Overview of SCAG programs and how they fit into developing ATP applications

Toolbox Tuesday Active Transportation Program Application Process Key pointers in filling out the ATP application in 2014

Toolbox Tuesday Tips & Tools for Developing Competitive Grant Applications Information on what is needed in developing quality grant applications by Deborah Murphy, Executive Director of Los Angeles Walks

Toolbox Tuesday Community Engagement Innovative strategies for maximizing public participation in active transportation plans and projects, by Javier Hernandez of Bike San Gabriel Valley

Toolbox Tuesday Engineering an ATP Grant Application Engineering strategies for implementing active transportation projects, by Paul Van Dyk Traffic Engineer at the City of Long Beach Department of Public Works

Toolbox Tuesday Partners for Active Transportation Presentation on Safe Routes to School outreach by Gail Carlson, Carlson & Associates

Active Transportation Plans in the City of Lancaster Presentation on planning and implementation strategies for active transportation by Brian Ludicke, Planning Director for the City of Lancaster

California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)  provides uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices and road striping

National Center for Bicycling and Walking  provides a collection of publications, state of the practice and other resources for transportation professionals

Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation  course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Image Library  aims to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. Through our comprehensive Web sites, we offer information and training to diverse audiences about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility as it relates to pedestrians and bicyclists.

Safe Routes to School programs are a critical tool to increase safety for children traveling to school, reduce childhood obesity and reduce local traffic congestion caused by parents driving children to school.

The current transportation Authorization “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (MAP21) changes many programs related to bicycling and walking.

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